Melanie Spiller and Coloratura Consulting
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Letters from China
Spiller and Coloratura Consulting
In 2010, my dad and I went together on a three-week tour of rural western and mid-western
China. We had a guide from home who, with his wife, spoke several dialects of Chinese, their
daughter, and the daughter’s boyfriend.
The six letters here are those that I sent home during the trip, with a few nice photos
interspersed. There will soon be a proper travelogue with many more photos and lots of
explanations of where we were and what we saw. I could not be frank while traveling because
the Chinese government monitors emails and limits access to some sites (like Google,
. and Facebook), so you’ll find the travelogue more informative and entertaining
than these little letters.
In the meantime, here are:
January 4, 2010: The day before the trip, with itinerary
January 9, 2010: Chengdu and the panda refuge, LiJiang
January 13, 2010: Shangri-La and Dali
January 15, 2010: Dali and Ping-An
January 19, 2010: Ping-An and Chengyang
anuary 24, 2010: Guilin and Yangshuo